Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Federal Student Aid; Student Assistance General Provisions-Student Right-to-Know
Section 485 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) authorizes the administration of the Student Right-to-Know (SRK) regulations. The implementing regulations are in 34 CFR 668.41 and 668.45 and relate to the retention, placement and post-graduate study by students at an institution.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Office of Postsecondary Education; Secretary's Recognition of Accrediting Agencies
The information collected is required to determine if an accrediting agency complies with the Secretary of Education's Criteria for Recognition and is used to allow the Secretary to make determinations on extending and/or continuing recognitions.
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI)
This meeting notice is an update to the previous notice published in the Federal Register on August 17, 2012 (77 FR 49786) and sets forth the time and location for the December 11-12, 2012 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). Meeting Date and Place: The NACIQI meeting will be held on December 11, 2012, from approximately 10:30 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. and on December 12, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW., Washington DC 20008. Reasonable Accommodations: The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you will need an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format), notify the contact person listed in this notice at least two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although we will attempt to meet a request received after that date, we may not be able to make available the requested auxiliary aid or service because of insufficient time to arrange it.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests; Institute of Education Sciences; 2012/14 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study: (BPS:12/14) Field Test
The 2012/14 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:12/14), conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), is designed to follow a cohort of students who enroll in postsecondary education for the first time during the 2011- 2012 academic year, irrespective of date of high school completion. The study collects data on student persistence in, and completion of, postsecondary education programs; their transition to employment; demographic characteristics; and changes over time in their goals, marital status, income, and debt, among other measures.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests; Office of Postsecondary Education; Annual Performance Report for the Gaining Early Awareness for Undergraduate Programs
The GEAR UP annual performance report asks for information specific to the budget year for which the report is being submitted. The final performance report asks for information specific to the last budget year of the grant, and also requires the grantee to update the enrollment and graduation data of all students who have participated in a GEAR UP program at any time during the project period.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Impact Evaluation of Race to the Top and School Improvement Grants
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ``Impact Evaluation of Race to the Top and School Improvement Grants'' (18-13- 32). The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at the Department's Institute of Education Sciences awarded a contract in September 2010 to Mathematica Policy Research to conduct an implementation and impact evaluation of two of the Department's grant programs: Race to the Top and Title I School Improvement Grants. The system of records will contain records on students in tested grades from approximately 61 school districts in 21 states and the District of Columbia, and will be used to conduct the study.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Principal Investigator/Application File and Associated Records
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ``Institute of Education Sciences Principal Investigator/Application File and Associated Records'' (18-13-26). The Office of the Deputy Director for Science at the Department's Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) will establish and maintain this system of records. The system of records will contain information on individuals who are principal investigators and who have requested grant support or received grant support, or both, from the Institute, either individually or through an academic institution or other organization. The system of records notice will cover a database and paper files containing personally identifying information about these principal investigators, including their names, addresses, telephone numbers, titles, institutional or organizational affiliations, employment histories, professional experiences, academic credentials, current and pending support from other grant programs, research applications submitted to Institute competitions, and the peer reviews (summary statements) and peer review scores associated with their applications. The Institute is building this database to assist Institute staff, who manage the peer review process, by systematically assembling and maintaining files that are necessary and appropriate to the scientific peer review of grant applications submitted to the Institute. The database will also enable applicants and principal investigators who have requested grant support from the Institute to electronically access the reviews and scores for their applications following the peer review of their applications for scientific merit. (An applicant may be an academic institution or other organization that employs a principal investigator and that is identified within the grant application as the applicant).
Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Office of Postsecondary Education; Survey of Post-Graduate Outcomes for International Education Fellowship Recipients
This survey will focus on the post-graduate outcomes of students who received international education fellowships. The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Section 601 requires that: ``The Secretary shall assist grantees in developing a survey to administer to students who have completed programs under this title to determine postgraduate employment, education, or training. All grantees, where applicable, shall administer such survey once every two years and report survey results to the Secretary.''
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests; Federal Student Aid; Student Assistance General Provisions Non-Title IV Revenue Requirements (90/10)
The Department of Education's regulations at 34 CFR 668.28(b) and 668.28(c) establish the requirements under which a prorprietary institution of higher education must derive at least ten percent of its annual revenue from resources other than Title IV Higher Education Act (HEA) funds, and implements the Net Present Value (NPV) formula and its alternative calculation prescribed by the statute and implemented through these regulations, and identifies sanctions for failing to meet the requirements.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests; Federal Student Aid; Student Assistance General Provisions Annual Fire Safety Report
This notice solicits comments with respect to the administrative requirements of the annual fire safety report as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act and the Department of Education's regulations at 34 CFR 668.49.
Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation
The Department of Education (Department) issues these final regulations to adjust the Department's civil monetary penalties (CMPs) for inflation, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests; State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Supplement for Supported Employment Services
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (the Act), requires each state to submit to the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration a State Plan for the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services program and the State Supported Employment (SE) Services program that meets the requirements of Sections 101(a) and 625 of the Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
On August 23, 2012, the Department of Education published a 60-day public comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 51021, Column 2). In the Summary section of the notice (Page 51021, Column 1), the changes were identified as being related to proposed regulatory changes. That identification is incorrect. This is an extension of a currently approved information collection request. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.